With all due respect to the Who, Tommy Hanson is the most important Tommy right now.
Dating back to his 2nd start this year(career) against Baltimore, Tommy has now is in a streak of 21 scoreless innings.
His ERA is down to 2.48 AND he is not really throwing great yet.
See the stats below of his young career so far:
First few outings were not against the cream of the crop, Milwaukee is a good team but Baltimore and then Cincinnati are relatively easier starts...then the Yankees and then the Sox today.
I have predicted this kid would be next year's Cy Young winner in the NL, nothing he is doing yet would make me want to change my prediction.
His walks are high and should improve at he gains experience.
He is the bright spot in an otherwise dismal showing so far by the Braves.
On July 17th, the Braves will retire Greg Maddux's number in a big ceremony. It is too far away to be accurate but I hope Tommy Hanson pitches that night. Their styles are very different, Hanson can throw the heat, but it would also do him some good to take in the appreciation for a future Hall of Famer that never was confused for a hard thrower.
I am already looking forward to next Saturday when Hanson and the Braves go to Washington.
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